Do You Need an Accountant? TAXES By Alden Wicker
You DIYed the paint job in your bedroom, Christmas gifts for your friends and your toddler’s Halloween costume. But should you DIY your taxes?At stake here is a lot of money.
On the one hand, you could save money by not paying an accountant. But if you miss a crucial credit or deduction, you could end up paying thousands more than you have to.Plus, taxes suck.
Yeah, we said it. And it would definitely be cool to let someone else deal with them.Here’s the thing: Some people can actually knock their taxes out in the afternoon with good tax filing software, plus the help of a great resource like, say, our free Ace Your Taxes Bootcamp and our tax articles.
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And man, does it feel good to know you accomplished them yourself.So let’s settle the issue for you–if not once and for all, at least for this year. Take our quiz and find out whether you should hire an accountant, or just block out a few hours this Sunday in your schedule. LINK TO QUIZ
Which Country Is Your Financial Twin? HOW TO BUDGET By Alexa Gellman
Has a friend or family member asked to borrow money–and then failed to pay it back? Well, Germany feels your pain.From the 2008 recession in the United States to the ongoing debt-crisis in the eurozone, countries have revealed that they have spending personalities, just like people.
Some are relying on their friends to bail them out, while others are the ones providing the funds.We can learn a lesson or two from what these countries have gone through. Take this quiz and find out which country you are in relation to with your spending habits. LINK TO QUIZ
Quiz: Can You Deal With Awkward Money Situations? HOW TO BUDGET LearnVest
Money talks, buys us freedom, greases the wheels.But let’s face it. It can also be really awkward.In fact, no topic induces as much squeamish conversation, passive-aggression and etiquette confusion as the green stuff.
Forget sex, politics and religion–try asking someone how much they make and watch conversation come to a screeching halt and awkward silence descend.Money is our society’s last taboo, and we’d like to change that.
We at LearnVest believe in trying to make money a more open topic of conversation so we can start sharing and supporting each other in our journey to financial freedom and living richly.Take our quiz on the eight most awkward money situations and get tips on how to handle them. (Hint: One of the questions has two possible answers!): LINK TO QUIZ
Quiz: Are Your Food Choices Ruining Your Budget? GROCERIES By Alden Wicker
Food: You can’t live without it. But sometimes you can’t live with it, either.With the millions of choices we have for how we feed ourselves, it’s hard sometimes to strike the balance between health, fun and your budget.
With some planning and the right tools, however, you can have your cake and eat it, too.Take our quiz to find out how your food choices affect your budget, and get some tips for spending smarter when it comes to this most basic need. LINK TO QUIZ